Good review. You answered my concern about seat height from ground; you said:Hi @jineshkj - I was at that same dealer today in Somerville, but at 6PM. Your pictures are outstanding, Great work!
Here are my thoughts, I would love to see if others have similar views.
When anyone says the Mustang Mach-E looks a lot better in person, they are not lying. This vehicle is stunning up close, pictures do not do justice.
There is a good balance of legacy-style controls and new tech. Anyone who sits in the MMe will have very few questions on how to get around with this car. I see this blend as the true gateway to EVs for the ICE consumer, leaving them feeling at ease in a familiar space.
Even with these pre-production units, the build quality is top-notch. I didn’t go over every square inch of paint or panel alignment, but I have a feeling we have nothing to worry about here.
Inside, the quality feel of 95% of the touch-points are excellent. The bins and places out of reach use standard plastics, but I couldn’t find rough molding edges in readily accessible areas (again, I didn’t go crawling around).
Unlike the usual practice of cheaping-out on the rear doors, the materials in the MMe are similar to the front doors.
Overall, the MMe feels solid.
Sync 4a - too much to look at, see @jineshkj video posted above.
- Rumor has it that the frunk divider will be deleted from production. We shall see.
- Answer to a common question: the drivers seat cushion height in its lowest position is about 26" (66 cm) from the ground.
- I thought we would hate it, but the simple door-opening button mechanism is an extremely natural operation. My wife did complain that I left fingerprints on ‘her’ car.
- rear cargo space is okay. The Model Y has more.
- the MMe rear visibility is better than the Model Y, but thats not saying much.
- The seats are comfortable and give good support. They easily adjust to accommodate short and tall drivers.
- the rear door manual override is exactly like the front doors, intuitive and easily accessible. Unlike the Model Y, where you have to dig inside the lower rear-door pocket, remove the liner, and open a hatch to get to it.
And finally, the ride!
When I arrived, Ford Corporate was present at the event. They were giving rides around a loop, so people could get a feel for the ride, performance and handling. We had the benefit of being the last for the night. All my views here are from riding shot-gun.
It is fast. There is no exaggeration about the 0-60 time of the ER/AWD.
The ride is firm, but not harsh. The suspension subtly informs you of the roads imperfections, so you know what’s under-foot.
The low center-of-gravity, along with the suspension and eAWD, make this thing whip around tight curves in an extremely controlled fashion.
Alas, I need to be behind the wheel for any further judgments on performance. It does feel promising so far!
Test-drive aside, my only outstanding question is if Ford has met their EPA targets.
No regrets placing my order for the MMe. Looking forward to it!
Not excited by any of them. Also, need to make sure any aftermarket options don't interfere with any sensors/cameras up front.There are other options that don't involve drilling.
Thanks. If you get the chance, try to make it to one of the tour stops. It looks like they are adding more locations.Good review. You answered my concern about seat height from ground; you said:
Good news for me personally. I like the idea of getting in and out with ease, sliding over and in, rather than to drop down so far. I'm 6'.
- "Answer to a common question: the drivers seat cushion height in its lowest position is about 26" (66 cm) from the ground."
Great photos! Thank you for posting them.I am very much impressed with the audio system and Android Auto Wireless worked without any hassle (with minor glitches).
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Here's everything that I could navigate through in SYNC 4A. UI feels really smooth, screen feels cool to touch. I wish they had an option use volume knob to control temperature and fan speed too.
I also went for a test ride and I will probably add reply about that later. One thing that I forgot to record is the propulsion sounds
This is the problem. Why doesn't Ford notify order-holders, reservation holders, and others interested in the Mach E when it is coming to town. Total Marketing failure!One dealer in Montreal got the MMe today only. To bad I wasn't near. This was unexpected so I don't know if there is any other stop in Quebec.
I would like to know how the door handled is attached to the door. Just want to make sure it is secure in the long run.
Exactly! I should have asked them. I don't understand what's the point in having a tour without letting anyone know about it, especially those who are already in Ford's database. My only guess is they probably wanted to avoid crowds due to covid.This is the problem. Why doesn't Ford notify order-holders, reservation holders, and others interested in the Mach E when it is coming to town. Total Marketing failure!
On the outside, there’s waterproof button. The grab-handle feels cold-to-the-touch, like painted metal. It was sturdy and appeared to be mounted directly to the door frame. Can’t really tell without taking the door apart.I would like to know how the door handled is attached to the door. Just want to make sure it is secure in the long run.
The whole idea of making an appointment is that there are no crowds. There were a few walk-ins and they were allowed to look but didn’t get the whole dog-and-pony show.Exactly! I should have asked them. I don't understand what's the point in having a tour without letting anyone know about it, especially those who are already in Ford's database. My only guess is they probably wanted to avoid crowds due to covid.